“I’ll not miss that” - Stuart Hogg's Scotland future in doubt after 'angry' interview - Ruck

“I’ll not miss that” – Stuart Hogg’s Scotland future in doubt after ‘angry’ interview

Stuart Hogg’s future as Scotland captain is in doubt following chaotic week in which he was disciplined for going to a bar butchered a try against Ireland.

He was then heard to say “I’ll not miss that” as he left a bad-tempered after-match press conference in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night.

Hogg said he had apologised for the trip to the bar and that it would be “something that will hurt me for a long, long time”.

“As leader of this side I’m bitterly disappointed with what happened,” he said. “I’m annoyed, I’m frustrated but I can’t go back and change anything so the longer you dwell on it…if that’s what you’re after here you’re not going to get it.”

Gregor Townsend did not give an unequivocal endorsement on whether Hogg would continue as skipper.

“Stuart is our captain just now. He led the team yesterday,” said Townsend on his return to Edinburgh. “It’s a long time until our next tournament.

“He’s been our captain for the last couple of years. We’ll have to reflect on everything. It’s not something we’re thinking about now as it’s a long while until we play our next game.”

Asked if it couldn’t be taken for granted that Hogg would be captain for Scotland next game, Townsend asked “can we move on to another question?”


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